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Dynamic speech sharpening

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An enhanced system for speech interpretation is provided. The system may include receiving a user verbalization and generating one or more preliminary interpretations of the verbalization by identifying one or more phonemes in the verbalization. An acoustic grammar may be used to map the phonemes to syllables or words, and the acoustic grammar may include one or more linking elements to reduce a search space associated with the grammar. The preliminary interpretations may be subject to various post-processing techniques to sharpen accuracy of the preliminary interpretation. A heuristic model may assign weights to various parameters based on a context, a user profile, or other domain knowledge. A probable interpretation may be identified based on a confidence score for each of a set of candidate interpretations generated by the heuristic model. The model may be augmented or updated based on various information associated with the interpretation of the verbalization.

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NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.ARMONK, NY1745

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Di, Cristo Philippe Bellevue, WA 33 1631
Ke, Min Bothell, WA 17 912
Kennewick, Robert A Seattle, WA 58 3519
Tjalve, Michael Bellevue, WA 32 1087

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6,501,833 Method and apparatus for dynamic adaptation of a large vocabulary speech recognition system and for use of constraints from a database in a large vocabulary speech recognition system 69 1997
6,173,266 System and method for developing interactive speech applications 309 1998
6,405,170 Method and system of reviewing the behavior of an interactive speech recognition application 100 1998
6,606,598 Statistical computing and reporting for interactive speech applications 80 1999
 
PRATO TECHNOLOGY, LLC (1)
6,678,680 Music search engine 87 2000
 
PIONEER CORPORATION (1)
6,865,481 Navigation apparatus and interactive information providing program 38 2003
 
IANYWHERE SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
7,231,343 Synonyms mechanism for natural language systems 82 2002
 
VOICECOM TELECOMMUNICATIONS, LLC (1)
6,154,526 Data acquisition and error correcting speech recognition system 54 1997
 
KILPAUK GARDEN, SERIES 64 OF ALLIED SECURITY TRUST I (1)
7,424,431 System, method and computer program product for adding voice activation and voice control to a media player 49 2005
 
SPEECH MACHINES, PLC (1)
6,366,882 Apparatus for converting speech to text 108 1998
 
SOLQUE SOFTWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
6,430,531 Bilateral speech system 74 2000
 
OUTLAND RESEARCH, LLC (1)
2007/0214,182 ESTABLISHMENT-BASED MEDIA AND MESSAGING SERVICE 95 2007
 
GENTEX CORPORATION (1)
6,980,092 Vehicle rearview mirror assembly incorporating a communication system 197 2001
 
RPX CORPORATION (3)
7,027,975 Guided natural language interface system and method 184 2000
7,062,488 Task/domain segmentation in applying feedback to command control 71 2000
6,954,755 Task/domain segmentation in applying feedback to command control 67 2003
 
NOVELL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
6,081,774 Natural language information retrieval system and method 336 1997
 
ALCATEL (1)
2004/0025,115 Method, terminal, browser application, and mark-up language for multimodal interaction between a user and a terminal 96 2003
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CORPORATION OF AMERICA (1)
5,748,841 Supervised contextual language acquisition system 179 1997
 
BOUYGUES TELECOM (1)
6,973,387 Navigation and device for motor vehicle 44 2002
 
CATONA, FRED (1)
6,288,319 Electronic greeting card with a custom audio mix 61 1999
 
CLARION CO., LTD. (1)
6,708,150 Speech recognition apparatus and speech recognition navigation apparatus 49 2000
 
V-ENABLE, INC. (1)
2005/0021,826 Gateway controller for a multimodal system that provides inter-communication among different data and voice servers through various mobile devices, and interface for that controller 84 2004
 
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5,533,108 Method and system for routing phone calls based on voice and data transport capability 134 1994
5,475,733 Language accommodated message relaying for hearing impaired callers 69 1994
5,499,289 Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for performing distributed telecommunications 78 1994
5,539,744 Hand-off management for cellular telephony 97 1995
5,517,560 Call billing and measurement methods for redirected calls 91 1995
5,633,922 Process and apparatus for restarting call routing in a telephone network 105 1995
5,953,393 Personal telephone agent 74 1996
5,754,784 Multimedia system 82 1996
6,385,646 Method and system for establishing voice communications in an internet environment 118 1996
6,058,187 Secure telecommunications data transmission 51 1997
5,995,119 Method for generating photo-realistic animated characters 127 1997
6,101,241 Telephone-based speech recognition for data collection 82 1997
6,144,667 Network-based method and apparatus for initiating and completing a telephone call via the internet 244 1997
5,895,466 Automated natural language understanding customer service system 161 1997
6,049,602 Virtual call center 209 1997
6,192,110 Method and apparatus for generating sematically consistent inputs to a dialog manager 126 1997
6,134,235 Pots/packet bridge 306 1997
6,021,384 Automatic generation of superwords 106 1997
6,219,346 Packet switching architecture in cellular radio 83 1997
6,614,773 Packet transmissions over cellular radio 44 1997
6,160,883 Telecommunications network system and method 64 1998
6,173,279 Method of using a natural language interface to retrieve information from one or more data resources 230 1998
6,175,858 Intelligent network messaging agent and method 86 1998
6,498,797 Method and apparatus for communication services on a network 83 1998
6,430,285 Method and apparatus for an automated caller interaction system 53 1998
6,411,810 Overload control in a packet-switching cellular environment 51 1999
6,418,210 Method and apparatus for providing information between a calling network and a called network 51 1999
6,650,747 Control of merchant application by system monitor in virtual contact center 62 2000
6,574,597 Fully expanded context-dependent networks for speech recognition 102 2000
6,453,153 Employing customer premises equipment in communications network maintenance 46 2000
6,594,257 Network-based method and apparatus for initiating and completing a telephone call via the internet 71 2000
6,404,878 Telecommunications network system and method 58 2000
6,446,114 Messaging agent and method for retrieving and consolidating messages 114 2000
6,681,206 Method for generating morphemes 76 2000
6,456,711 Method for placing a call intended for an enhanced network user on hold while the enhanced network user is unavailable to take the call using a distributed feature architecture 64 2000
6,501,834 Message sender status monitor 144 2001
7,386,443 System and method for mobile automatic speech recognition 43 2004
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VOICEBOX TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (15)
8,140,335 System and method for providing a natural language voice user interface in an integrated voice navigation services environment 72 2007
8,589,161 System and method for an integrated, multi-modal, multi-device natural language voice services environment 10 2008
8,326,637 System and method for processing multi-modal device interactions in a natural language voice services environment 16 2009
8,145,489 System and method for selecting and presenting advertisements based on natural language processing of voice-based input 22 2010
8,515,765 System and method for a cooperative conversational voice user interface 10 2011
8,452,598 System and method for providing advertisements in an integrated voice navigation services environment 13 2011
8,370,147 System and method for providing a natural language voice user interface in an integrated voice navigation services environment 18 2011
8,326,627 System and method for dynamically generating a recognition grammar in an integrated voice navigation services environment 17 2011
8,527,274 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements and tracking advertisement interactions in voice recognition contexts 11 2012
8,719,009 System and method for processing multi-modal device interactions in a natural language voice services environment 5 2012
8,983,839 System and method for dynamically generating a recognition grammar in an integrated voice navigation services environment 0 2012
8,738,380 System and method for processing multi-modal device interactions in a natural language voice services environment 6 2012
8,719,026 System and method for providing a natural language voice user interface in an integrated voice navigation services environment 6 2013
9,015,049 System and method for a cooperative conversational voice user interface 0 2013
8,886,536 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements and tracking advertisement interactions in voice recognition contexts 2 2013
 
APPLE INC. (54)
8,677,377 Method and apparatus for building an intelligent automated assistant 1 2006
8,458,278 Method and apparatus for displaying information during an instant messaging session 1 2007
8,977,255 Method and system for operating a multi-function portable electronic device using voice-activation 0 2007
8,527,861 Methods and apparatuses for display and traversing of links in page character array 0 2007
8,645,137 Fast, language-independent method for user authentication by voice 0 2007
8,364,694 Search assistant for digital media assets 0 2007
8,620,662 Context-aware unit selection 2 2007
8,289,283 Language input interface on a device 3 2008
8,996,376 Intelligent text-to-speech conversion 0 2008
8,768,702 Multi-tiered voice feedback in an electronic device 0 2008
8,898,568 Audio user interface 0 2008
8,712,776 Systems and methods for selective text to speech synthesis 0 2008
8,583,418 Systems and methods of detecting language and natural language strings for text to speech synthesis 2 2008
8,396,714 Systems and methods for concatenation of words in text to speech synthesis 5 2008
8,355,919 Systems and methods for text normalization for text to speech synthesis 7 2008
8,352,268 Systems and methods for selective rate of speech and speech preferences for text to speech synthesis 8 2008
8,352,272 Systems and methods for text to speech synthesis 5 2008
8,676,904 Electronic devices with voice command and contextual data processing capabilities 1 2008
8,862,252 Audio user interface for displayless electronic device 0 2009
8,380,507 Systems and methods for determining the language to use for speech generated by a text to speech engine 1 2009
8,614,431 Automated response to and sensing of user activity in portable devices 1 2009
8,682,649 Sentiment prediction from textual data 4 2009
8,345,665 Text to speech conversion of text messages from mobile communication devices 6 2009
8,600,743 Noise profile determination for voice-related feature 0 2010
8,311,838 Devices and methods for identifying a prompt corresponding to a voice input in a sequence of prompts 1 2010
8,682,667 User profiling for selecting user specific voice input processing information 1 2010
8,639,516 User-specific noise suppression for voice quality improvements 0 2010
8,713,021 Unsupervised document clustering using latent semantic density analysis 0 2010
8,719,006 Combined statistical and rule-based part-of-speech tagging for text-to-speech synthesis 0 2010
8,719,014 Electronic device with text error correction based on voice recognition data 0 2010
8,781,836 Hearing assistance system for providing consistent human speech 0 2011
8,812,294 Translating phrases from one language into another using an order-based set of declarative rules 0 2011
8,706,472 Method for disambiguating multiple readings in language conversion 1 2011
8,762,156 Speech recognition repair using contextual information 2 2011
8,688,446 Providing text input using speech data and non-speech data 0 2011
8,775,442 Semantic search using a single-source semantic model 0 2012
8,296,383 Electronic devices with voice command and contextual data processing capabilities 11 2012
8,762,469 Electronic devices with voice command and contextual data processing capabilities 0 2012
8,713,119 Electronic devices with voice command and contextual data processing capabilities 0 2012
8,670,985 Devices and methods for identifying a prompt corresponding to a voice input in a sequence of prompts 0 2012
8,935,167 Exemplar-based latent perceptual modeling for automatic speech recognition 0 2012
8,942,986 Determining user intent based on ontologies of domains 0 2012
8,903,716 Personalized vocabulary for digital assistant 0 2012
8,892,446 Service orchestration for intelligent automated assistant 0 2012
8,799,000 Disambiguation based on active input elicitation by intelligent automated assistant 1 2012
8,706,503 Intent deduction based on previous user interactions with voice assistant 1 2012
8,670,979 Active input elicitation by intelligent automated assistant 1 2012
8,660,849 Prioritizing selection criteria by automated assistant 2 2012
8,718,047 Text to speech conversion of text messages from mobile communication devices 0 2012
8,639,716 Search assistant for digital media assets 0 2013
8,751,238 Systems and methods for determining the language to use for speech generated by a text to speech engine 0 2013
8,930,191 Paraphrasing of user requests and results by automated digital assistant 0 2013
8,731,942 Maintaining context information between user interactions with a voice assistant 1 2013
8,943,089 Search assistant for digital media assets 0 2013
 
NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (13)
8,731,929 Agent architecture for determining meanings of natural language utterances 2 2009
8,332,224 System and method of supporting adaptive misrecognition conversational speech 21 2009
9,031,845 Mobile systems and methods for responding to natural language speech utterance 0 2010
8,140,327 System and method for filtering and eliminating noise from natural language utterances to improve speech recognition and parsing 25 2010
8,112,275 System and method for user-specific speech recognition 81 2010
8,155,962 Method and system for asynchronously processing natural language utterances 22 2010
8,326,634 Systems and methods for responding to natural language speech utterance 17 2011
8,620,659 System and method of supporting adaptive misrecognition in conversational speech 9 2011
8,195,468 Mobile systems and methods of supporting natural language human-machine interactions 28 2011
8,150,694 System and method for providing an acoustic grammar to dynamically sharpen speech interpretation 25 2011
8,447,607 Mobile systems and methods of supporting natural language human-machine interactions 70 2012
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BRAINTEXTER, INC. (2)
8,359,234 System to generate and set up an advertising campaign based on the insertion of advertising messages within an exchange of messages, and method to operate said system 5 2008
8,909,545 System to generate and set up an advertising campaign based on the insertion of advertising messages within an exchange of messages, and method to operate said system 0 2012
 
GREAT NORTHERN RESEARCH, LLC (1)
8,543,407 Speech interface system and method for control and interaction with applications on a computing system 2 2012
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